Colin Firth awarded CBE

The Oscar-winning actor has been presented with a CBE by the Prince of Wales.

The 51-year-old is already Hollywood royaltty after winning a host of awards for his portrayal of Prince Charles' grandfather in the King's Speech.

Now he has been given a CBE, which is the third highest rank possible in the Order of the British Empire, trailing only GBE and KBE.

The presentation was made in Buckingham Palace's ballroom, where the investiture ceremony was held.

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